East Africa 1-SHILLING (KM31) Lion
The walking Lion first appeared on the East African coinage in 1906 (when there were 100 cents to a rupee). In 1921, monetary reform saw the rupee replaced with the shilling. The lion appeared on the 50-cent and 1-shilling coins which were .250 silver until 1944. This 1949 example is struck in copper-nickel.
- Diameter: 27.7 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM31